Cast Blog: #RHOM

Adriana's Continued Assault

Joanna was expecting an apology from Adriana at Lea's gala.

The last thing I wanted to do was attend Lea’s psychic party, since Romain and I weren't on good terms after what happened at the lingerie party from hell. When I arrived and Lea told me about her dog, my heart broke for her, because I know her dog was part of her family for 13 years and a pet is like your child. I am probably the one that understands her the most, because I love animals and fight for their protection. So when Lea told me her dog was sick, I really felt so sad for her, because I have lost dogs in my life and it’s like losing a family member. There is no one on the planet that gives you as much love and attention as a dog. When I get home from being out for a while, my dogs go crazy. Even Romain doesn't get this excited when I come home, and it shows how much unconditional love they have inside of them. That’s why until the day I die I will fight for animals and spread awareness; no one will stop me.



People can judge and say whatever they want about me, but unless they look in the mirror and are perfect, I don't really care to hear what they have to say. I am here to fight for the voiceless and defenseless, and if someone doesn't like it, that really doesn't matter to me; I will continue to do it, and I know this is my mission from God. I have been a fighter my whole life, and the reason I have accomplished what I have was a result of that. I wasn't born into a rich family, I didn’t come from a famous family, I came from nothing.

There were days I didn't know where my next meal would come from when I moved to LA to pursue my dream of being in the entertainment business. I never gave up, because I have a thick skin and learned the more you fight in life for what you want, the better chances you have of making your dreams a reality. I am proud to say I am living the American dream and I thank God every day.



Going through tough times in life like I have gone through makes me appreciate everything I have, and that is why I will not allow people like Adriana to put me down and call me a wannabe. I am living proof that I am far from it and suffered way too much to achieve success. Maybe if she did the same, she could accomplish something in life and finally be happy instead of relying of her man to take care of her. I am so blessed to have a good friend like Karent, and that is why I will always have her back. She is a good person and everyone’s the true colors came out tonight at Lea’s Gala. Since the day I met her, I felt she didn't like me even though she didn’t know me. That’s not the way I have been raised and will never understand how you can hate someone without getting to know them. At the gala I was super upset and the only thing I wanted to do was go home and make peace with Romain. But I didn't want to be rude and not show up to Lea's important night, since I know she works so hard to make it a success each year.

I was minding my own business and staying at the table with my true friends, Lisa and Karent, when Joe had the nerve to come up to me and ask me if we could be friends. How delusional can a person be? You are spreading lies about me one night, and the next day you are asking if we can be friends? What planet does he live on?

I am a very honest person, but I do not allow people to slander my name and lie about my character. If I slept with the guy, I would surely admit to it; we all make mistakes when we are young and stupid. But I didn't and don't understand why he's so obsessed with me now and trying to be my friend. And instead of Adriana focusing on her own table that night, it seems all she was doing was bad mouthing me, once again showing her true colors. I was expecting her to come up to me and try to apologize for physically assaulting me, instead she continues to verbally assault me that night at Lea's charity event. If I am wrong, I always take responsibility and move on without holding grudges. But Adriana, since the moment she met me, obviously didn’t like me, and now it’s all coming out.



For those people who like to judge me when I was challenged by others, blaming it on the fact that I had a few drinks, well, doesn't everyone have bad nights? Is everyone ‘s life a perfect road with no bumps? My fiancé happens to have a nightclub, and he is the first one to laugh when people drink and say things they don't even mean.My personal problems with Romain remain personal, and like every couple in the world, we get through them. I would be acting fake if I were to pretend we are always living a dream. The main reason for my drinking was because I caught him mentally cheating on me. We talked about it, but guys, it isn't easy to get past it, and yes, some champagne definitely helps me to release the pain.



These hard times with Romain are what make us normal, average people; the difference, and something I take so much pride in, is that we don't hide it from anyone. Sharing these hard and painful moments is something I hope will help everyone. We are not superficial or fake, pretending things are wonderful when they are not.


Romain’s own words : "Every day is a happy day in Wonderland, my dear… Have  a drink."

Lea's Final Thoughts on the Season

Lea shares he status with each of the girls post-reunion.

It’s a Wrap!


It’s been an interesting season. I've been as honest and authentic as possible. I feel I owe that to myself and to you, our viewing audience. I've defended myself when wrongly accused or misinterpreted and in the process unfortunately, ugly truths have been exposed. I haven't gone out of my way to hurt anyone, but if I have, in the spirit of defending myself or setting the record straight, then so be it. I've had some fun, a few laughs, and experienced a lot of unnecessary stress.
 


I've showcased as many of my friend’s businesses as I could and got in a few shameless plugs for theworldofleablack.com. However, I haven't traded on the show or received any freebies, other than borrowing jewelry a couple of times! LOL! Some have interpreted it as being materialistic, I call it marketing. LOL!
 


I've listened to people re-invent the past, camouflage the present, and stoop to insults, foul language, and ugliness, all of which make me cringe. I've made closer bonds with some and made new friends along the way. I’ve learned to love and appreciate the work that goes into being on the show. Of course, I don't like what I see from time to time, but I hope I've maintained my integrity and what was important to me.I cracked a few jokes at others expense, made a few sarcastic remarks, and rolled my eyes a few times. I just can't (or won't) stop being myself. LOL! I've loved reading all of your comments and tweets. Even when I disagree, I'm OK with it if you were being intellectually honest. But the few comments which were mean-spirited, based upon uniformed conclusions, bias, or outside influence, I disregarded, ignored, and deleted. I have a low threshold for pettiness and unnecessary maliciousness.
 


Now, for the girls, in my usual style, let me be as honest as I can be.
 


Lisa: I feel she and I have a lot in common, and I'm closer to her than the others. I think she has a good heart, but is a little too sensitive. I think she often takes things too personally. She wants to have fun; she has a wonderful spirit and loves a good party. She did get on my nerves while attempting to be “the connector" but I understand the reasons and know her intentions were good. She can always depend on me, and we enjoy a loving and brutally honest relationship.
 


I'm the next closest to Joanna. I love a lot of things about her. Her love for animals, how much she works , her willingness to speak publically about her very personal problems, endure public scrutiny, and the manner in which she let's things go and moves on are all admirable. She doesn't live or die based upon the opinions of others. I am disappointed with some of the things that she said things during the reunion shows. I know she has suffered for it, regrets it deeply, and wishes she could take it back. But because of some of her choices, I have a reluctance to fully embrace or trust her. She knows exactly how I feel.
 
Alexia: For three seasons I have defended her, had her back, and given her the benefit of the doubt. Watching her all season, week after week, speak one insult or mean-spirited comment about me, knowing many of them were lies, causes me to wonder if she did it to patronize the hate club, play all sides, or if she has some hidden resentment towards me. Perhaps she did it for air time in an attempt to make herself more relevant? Maybe she just doesn't like me and doesn't want to say it? Whatever reason she got her digs in, it is not justifiable; they were uncalled for and she should regret it and say so.  Whenever the cameras weren’t rolling, she’d tell me how much she loves me and what great friends we are. So even though she threw me under the bus several times, as recently as the reunion, I'm not interested in going tit for tat. I wish her and Herman well, and I have a lot of empathy for her personal issues.
 


Now to Adriana:  Everyone knows how I feel about her. The one thing she did which showed her real inner self is when she ripped my son’s heart out and stomped on it. She intentionally, out of hatred, kept her son away from my son. To this day, I know that I’ve done nothing but try to help her or defend myself against her lies.  She has expressed her gratitude by stabbing me in the back. Whatever her motivation (I have my own conclusions), nothing will ever put Humpty Dumpty back together again. I can put the past in the past and be amicable towards her, but let me make the following point crystal clear: I will never fully trust her. And I really just don't like who she is. Since the show either she has changed or who she really is showed up. Either way it’s not compatible with who I am and what I want in my life.
 
Marysol: Again, I've called Elsa many times over the months, and I've continued to do so, whether Marysol chooses to believe it or not.

And to set the record straight, yes Frankie is a friend of mine. He is a comedian and has a You Tube channel of impersonations, he is a Broadway star and an entertainer. He only impersonates people he finds interesting. No, he never knew Elsa was sick and no, I didn't see him make the video, and no, I wasn't in the background. All of which can be proven. But if it was a big secret, he wouldn't have posted it on You Tube.


And by the way, he made the You Tube video months after the show was no longer filming. But of course Marysol brought it up about 5 months later, so she could justify and explain away her behavior of the season.

Overall, it’s been a learning experience. I've been surprised to discover how people will behave and how far they will go for attention, relevance, a storyline, or to make someone look bad. I've always said reality TV brings out the best and worst in people, and I stand by that belief.
 


My tag line “I live my life like everything matters, because I think it does" is true for me. As easy as it may be for some to just live in denial and brush things aside, I believe everything we do matters, including who we are to ourselves and to others. And who we are produces consequences, both good and bad. I choose to live my life trying to create good consequences and limit negativity.
Not all drama has to be negative. One doesn’t have to criticize others in order to justify their own poor behavior or make themselves feel better about their lives.
 


So maybe I'm a fit for reality TV or maybe I'm not, that would be up to the viewers. The one thing I am certain of is that my real friends, my family, my son, and my husband understand me and are more important to me than anything and everything else. They know that my charitable work, being true to myself, living like everything matters, giving more than I take, my sense of right and wrong, making a conscious effort to live a life of purpose, setting a good example for my son, and being mindful of future generations are the most important things in my life.
 


I love nice things and love living the good life, and sharing it, and I've earned every right to do just that. I will never apologize for my lifestyle, but I won't be defined by it either.
 


Thanks for watching. Life is time, and you took time out for us, and for that I am forever grateful. Whether you enjoyed me on the show or not, know one thing, I put as much into it as I possibly could, and then some. LOL! Thank you POP, our amazing producers and their incredible team, the Bravo Network, and the viewers for the opportunity to cross paths. Did we bond yet? LOL!

Spread the love and keep the peace.

Love, Lea

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